National Geographic : 1943 Sep
Accurately Placed U. S. Bombs Burst on Military Objectives within the Sickle of SandWhich Forms Messina HarborBritish Official Smoke of destruction hides strategic targets, from the coal dock (lower left) to the Central Station and roundhouse (above). The railway terminus, whence trains were ferried across the Strait of Messina (left) to the Italian mainland, lies shattered. The wide, straight Corso and sunny Piazza Municipio (right) show no damage. Off the sickle end lies the whirlpool, Charybdis (page 314).